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14 Inspirational Quotes for Track Days

We’ve all been there … feeling the sting from the race track.  That’s why we put together these inspirational quotes for track days to keep you motivated.

Let’s be honest for a moment.

While fun, consistently participating in track days can be challenging in so many ways.

Internally you’re challenged:

Attacking a corner at the right entry and exit points.  Did I hit the apex correctly?

You’ve got to stay alert.  Are you aware of your surroundings?  Do you remember to look at all the corner stations to check on caution flags?  Have you been checking to allow faster cars to pass?

Are you upshifting or downshifting correctly?

You must be aware of every sight, sound, and feeling in your car to detect if there are any changes that need your attention.  Are my brakes fading?  Is that oil smell coming from my car?

And, why can I not shave another second off my time?

 Externally you’re challenged:

You should be cognizant of tire wear, fuel, checking lug nuts, and not pulling your e-brake when your session is over.

You may experience exhaustion from the heat.

Driving on a road course can be taxing, physically.

Even after a track day is over, you need to inspect and maintain your car.

And, as an avid track day junkie, you know big repairs or upgrades come with their own frustrations.   The worst of all is when you’re spending too much time in the garage preventing you from getting back on the track soon enough.  We all know that feeling and can sympathize!

Budgeting for track days and consumables can also be a strain!

So, we wanted to take a moment to give you some inspirational quotes for track days to keep going if something is bringing you down!


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Inspirational Quotes for Track Days

 Hopefully, these inspirational quotes for track days will keep you track drivers motivated, regardless of the challenge you’re facing!

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

―Fred DeVito


inspirational quote about challenge and change


“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.”
― Mario Andretti

“In racing, they say that your car goes where your eyes go. The driver who cannot tear his eyes away from the wall as he spins out of control will meet that wall; the driver who looks down the track as he feels his tires break free will regain control of his vehicle.”
― Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain


garth stein quote for automobile racing drivers


“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, ‘Okay, this is the limit’. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”
― Ayrton Senna

“Because memory is time folding back on itself. To remember is to disengage from the present. In order to reach any kind of success in automobile racing, a driver must never remember.”
― Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

“Fact One: Races are won or lost in key moments. Fact Two: Success in the sport is, above all else, about enduring suffering.”
― Chris McCormack, I’m Here To Win: A World Champion’s Advice for Peak Performance

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
—John Bingham, running speaker and writer

“It doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.”
—Fred Lebow, co-founder of the New York City Marathon

“When you put yourself on the line in a race and expose yourself to the unknown, you learn things about yourself that are very exciting.”
—Doris Brown Heritage, women’s distance running pioneer

“Racing is the only time I feel whole.”
—James Dean

“Motor racing is like one big family ultimately, and when you come back to it, that’s what it feels like.”
—Mario Andretti

“The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car.  It’s the one who refuses to lose.”
—Dale Earnhardt

“It is not always possible to be the best, but it is always possible to improve your own performance.”

—Jackie Stewart


inspirational quote about improving performance


“You’re safer in the race car than you are in cars going to and from the track.”

—Mario Andretti


The FIRM hosts open track days most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  We want to provide a fun track day experience for everyone (with safety in mind)!

If track day expenses are one of your pain points, check out our Driver’s Club Memberships!  With a membership, you’ll be able to get on track throughout the year for any FIRM hosted track day (based on the membership level you choose).

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